Analysts Weigh in on Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS)

In the most recent trading session, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) shares saw a move of -0.56%. Covering Wall Street analysts have a consensus target price of $138.94 on the stock. Target predictions might differ vastly from analyst to analyst. This target is applying estimates from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. 

Sell-side analysts are able to use multiple metrics in order to help calculate target price estimates. A widely used metric is a company’s preice to earnings ratio. This calculation is derived from dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. Universal Health Services, Inc. currently has a P/E Ratio of 17.25. Investors might also evaluate a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio under one, it may be seen as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio over one, it may represent that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. Currently, the company has a PEG Ratio of 1.99.

Looking at stock performance, company shares have recently traded $0.26 away from the 50-day moving average of $122.23 and $-4.74 away from the 200-day moving average of $127.22. The stock has been recently noted -12.36% off of the 52-week high of 139.77 and +21.49% off of the 52-week low of 100.82. Monitoring the stock price relative to moving averages and highs and lows for the year may help evaluate the value of the stock in the future.